Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Perfect for all of fall!
Friday, September 25, 2009
The "good kind" of pie is actually Buttermilk Pie. It is so easy and soooooo yummy!
3/4 stick of margarine melted
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
pinch of salt
Mix all of the ingredients together well and pour into a pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I love Sesame Street and Ernie...but I have always been a Bert kind of girl.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
It feels kind of strange painting stuff for Christmas and winter, but I am wanting to be prepared for the Autumn Street Fair. Maybe I'll have one left for my front door!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I decided to keep it simple. Tyler plays two sports and she wanted both of them represented on one large 16x20 canvas. My first idea was two jerseys, but I just couldn't make it work. I like how it turned out. It was something different for me and I had fun with it. Thank you so much, Marcy and Torrye, for the opportunity.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
This one is not exactly original. I think it is more of an oldie but a goodie. I got it from Pampered Chef. This cheeseburger ring is really easy and everyone in my family loves it. I serve it with chips. It got gone so quick that I almost missed the photo opportunity!
1/4 c. chopped onion (I leave this out!)
1 lb. ground lean beef
1/4 c. ketchup
3 tbsp. mustard
5 slices American cheese
1 package cresent rolls
dill pickle slices
lettuce and tomato
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In large skillet, brown hamburger meat and onion and drain. Add ketchup, mustard, and cheese slices. Stir until cheese is melted. Remove pan from heat. Unroll cresent roll dough and arrange in a ring on backing stone or sheet. It looks like a star! Put as much meat mixture as you like on each one, place a pickle slice on top, and fold the dough over. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. I serve it with shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes in the center. Yum!
Lauren ate all of hers so she could get to that candied apple. Yes, she wears jewelry. With her gown. At lunchtime.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Instead of doing a motorcycle and getting is terribly wrong, I decided to focus on the logo and his name in their signature font. I like the clean black and white. There is actually gray shading that gives it some dimension. I also left off all borders and ribbon to keep it masculine.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I added a layer of chocolate antiquing glaze. On top of that, there are iridescent copper touches to bring out the background texture and to add a little more color. I then sanded the edges to achieve a weathered look. I am really getting into this antiquing...I just with it photographed better!
Monday, September 14, 2009
It's not too early to be making your Christmas list!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I am a little backed up on orders and trying to get plenty of new things ready for the Autumn Street Fair on October 3rd...plus being a busy mom and teacher! I won't be taking any new orders until then. If you've given me a due date for a previous order, I will certainly have it done on time. If not, it will not be ready until after October 3rd. I hate to do that, but it is only a couple of weeks.
I have already contacted some of you about picking your order up at the street fair. I appreciate you letting me use yours as a sample and will see you there!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
We are all so excited that baby Elliot has safely made it here. He was born today at about 1:40 and he and mom are both doing great. We went down after school to love on him a little.
I painted my new sweet nephew something for his nursery. Ashley is using earth tones. I kept it modern and simple. Hopefully they can use it for a long time.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
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Monday, September 7, 2009
We went to the Vandy season opener this weekend. Mike and Carter have had season tickets, but this year there was a really good deal to upgrade to a family four pack. Mike surprised us with a hotel room for the night followed by a day of Labor Day sale shopping. Today I am painting, cleaning, and recovering! We really did have a good time!
Here's father and son pregame. Don't they look like big Mike and little Mike? We went to our favorite downtown Nashville place for dinner, San Antonio Taco Company (SatCo). Oh my goodness, it was good! There were a lot of pre-gamers there. Can you tell there was also live music?
We were early enough to see the band and cheerleader line up for the "star walk". It was very exciting to see all of the players and coached enter the stadium. Everyone was so fired up!
The kids loved the game and, for the most part, we very well behaved. Vandy won with several touchdowns, which meant several opportunities to do the touchdown dance...